The 101 French municipalities affected by coastal erosion

126 French municipalities (101 in metropolitan France and 25 overseas) are highly threatened by coastal erosion over the next century, a new list published by government broadcasts.

The majority of municipalities are located along the Atlantic coast or on the edge of the English Channel. There are 41 in Brittany, 16 in Normandy and 31 in New Aquitaine.

The following map represents the municipalities concerned. You can hover over the dots to see the name of the municipality.

To learn more about the issue of coastal erosion in France, read our article: Solar, erosion, renovation: Four updates for homeowners in France

In areas threatened by coastal erosion in the next 30 years, new construction is prohibited, with some exceptions.

In areas threatened by coastal erosion for around 100 years, new construction is still permitted but will eventually come with an obligation to demolish the building when the threat increases.

The list of the 126 municipalities concerned is as follows:

  • Ile-de-Brehat

  • Binic-Etables-sur-Mer

  • Tregastel

  • Plougrecant

  • Saint Quay Portrieux

  • Trevou-Treguignec

  • Penvenan

  • Plerin

  • Pleubian

  • Saint Brieuc

  • Lannion

  • Trebeurden

  • Tredrez-Locquemeau

  • Trelevern

  • Arzon

  • Quiberon

  • Saint-Pierre-Quiberon

  • The palace

  • Breles

  • Camaret-sur-Mer

  • Carantec

  • Le Conquet

  • Guisseny

  • Molene Island

  • Kerlouan

  • Lampaul-Plouarzel

  • Lampaul-Ploudalmezeau

  • Landeda

  • Landunvez

  • Lanildut

  • Locmaria-Plouzane

  • Locquirec

  • Plouarzel

  • Plougasnou

  • Plougonvelin

  • Ploumoguer

  • Porpoder

  • Saint-Martin-des-Champs

  • St. Pabu

  • Trebabu

  • Tregonou

  • Ault

  • Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont

  • Asnelles

  • Bernieres-sur-Mer

  • Courseulles on the sea

  • Saint-Come-de-Fresne

  • Agon-Coutainville

  • Jullouville

  • Donville les Bains

  • Montmartin on sea

  • Saint-Jean-le-Thomas

  • Heauville

  • Lingreville

  • broom

  • Criel-sur-Mer

  • Dieppe

  • Quiberville-sur-Mer

  • Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer

  • Ile d’Aix

  • Arces

  • Maths

  • Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

  • Fouras

  • Saint-Georges-d’Oleron

  • Talmont-sur-Gironde

  • Port of Boats

  • L’Houmeau

  • La Bree-les-Bains

  • Arcachon

  • Lacanau

  • Lege-Cap-Ferret

  • Soulac on the sea

  • Buch’s test

  • Vendays-Montalivet

  • shackles

  • The Verdon on the sea

  • Mimizan

  • Capbreton

  • Soorts-Hossegor

  • Ondres

  • Seignosse

  • Old-Saint-Girons

  • Biscarrosse

  • Anglet

  • Biarritz

  • Bidard

  • Ciboure

  • Guethary

  • Saint Jean de Luz

  • Fleury

  • Villeneuve-les-Maguelone

  • Collioure

  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins

  • Saint Nazaire

  • Asserac

  • La Baule-Escoublac

  • Pornichet

  • The slice on the sea

  • Eze

  • Cassis

  • Bailiff

  • Boiling

  • Deshaies

  • The mold

  • Black Point

  • Port-Louis

  • Saint Francis

  • Saint Anne

  • Terre de Haut

  • Macouria

  • Cayenne

  • Awala-Yalimapo

  • Basse Pointe

  • Pilot case

  • Saint Pierre

  • Grand’Riviere

  • Lorrain

  • Three Ilets

  • The Preacher

  • Robert

  • Sainte Luce

  • Sainte Marie

  • Schoelcher

  • The Trinity

  • Macouba

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